Timi Frank Oyegun can’t win election in his ward for APC, says chieftain

Oyegun had described Atiku’s resignation from the APC as ‘nothing important’.

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Comrade Timi Frank

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A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Timi Frank has blamed the exit of former vice president Atiku Abubakar on the “incompetency" of the party’s national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.

Oyegun had described Atiku’s resignation from the APC as ‘nothing important’.

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In a statement made available to Pulse on Wednesday, December 6, 2017, Frank alleged that Oyegun -- a Benin chief – was the greatest beneficiary of Atiku’s generosity.

The statement reads:

“The APC national chairman should have known that he lacks moral right to talk about Alhaji Atiku because his incompetency contributed to the former vice president leaving the party.

“Oyegun should have remained sober because that was how he chased out President Muhammadu Buhari from the defunct ANPP but today Buhari is the president.

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Buhari and Oyegun

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"When you eat from a man and come back to talk evil of the same man, posterity will definitely judge you. Oyegun is one of the biggest beneficiaries from Atiku in APC, we expect him to have little fear of God while talking in public.

"One should have expected our national chairman to focus on how to rebuild the APC now instead of concentrating his energy on Atiku Abubakar who is no more with us.

"I hope Chief Oyegun will learn from the history of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and the PDP when some of us were leaving the party. The party later paid the price and if care is not taken APC too will pay the price of Oyegun's incompetency in 2019.

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"Our national chairman ought to know that politics is a game of numbers, so we expect him to take responsibility for everyone leaving the ruling party to opposition party under his watch.

 

"If Oyegun thinks that Atiku's exit won't create any impact, time will tell but I will still advice the party to relieve Chief Oyegun of his office before he anger more people to leave the APC.

"Atiku actually left APC because of such national chairman who could not ensure internal democracy. Under Chief Oyegun, aspirants alleged that primary elections were won by higher bidders, party constitution suspended, display of impunity were the order of the day, inability to put BoT in place, lack of capacity to organise convention and other necessary meetings. So, Nigerians will expect our chairman to tell the world the value he has added to the ruling party.

"This is a national chairman who has never won election for APC even in his ward, how can he challenge a former vice president of Nigeria who has handed values to democracy and even to the ruling party before he left.

Frank however, urged the ‘real APC leaders’ to go back to the drawing board and see how the party could be rebranded before 2019 general elections.

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